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RUBBER ANGEL

Octopus

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.05 | 3 ratings

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Progbear
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2 stars The disappointing third album, and the last for Sky records. Jennifer Hensel's vocals are still fine (if you like that sort of thing), but the music's REALLY not up to snuff. Werner Littau still breaks out his Hammond on occasion, but has added polyphonic synths to his arsenal, and uses them an awful lot here. This would be a lot more interesting had the music not largely been tedious AOR.

The only thing of any real interest here is the album-closer, "The Roly-Poly Bumble-Bee". Again, the lyrics tend toward being rather silly, typical of their attempts at getting "conceptual". But new guitarist Winfried Kowallik really comes into his own here, adding some delectable 12-string. Some of Littau's most creative synth work, too.

Progbear | 2/5 |

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